I haven’t done one of these meme things in a very long time, but I saw this quick little one over at Dolce Belleza (which has a cool new design by the way) and thought it would be fun for a Sunday morning.
Using Random.org, you select one letter and then list a couple of favorites starting with that letter. I didn’t read the details well enough to see that I was supposed to ask Belleza to get a letter for me, so I did my own at random.org just now and got ‘z’.
Serves me right for not following the rules.
‘X’ is probably the most difficult letter, which is cold comfort, but I’ll give ‘z’ a go.
Favorite book with the letter ‘z’: Zeroville by Steve Erickson. This was an easy one, actually. Zeroville knocked my socks off when I read it for my old blog Ready When You Are, C.B. My review is here. This is the book that got me reading Europa Editions.
Favorite author with the letter ‘z’: Carlos Ruiz Zafón . You thought I was going to say Émile Zola, right. I don’t have a mind that can come up with all the authors I’ve read by letter, so I went to the go to source for all information….Wikipedia, which has a list of authors whose names start with ‘z’. Turns out there are quite a few who I like: Paul Zindel, Roger Zelazny, Markus Zusak, and Yevgeny Zamyatin.
Favorite song with the letter ‘z’: Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies with honorable mention to David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust.
Favorite film starting with ‘z’: Zentropa (Europa). My other choice was Zelig, but at this point the less obnoxious director is Lars Von Triers (Zentropa). It’s going to be a while before I can watch a Woody Allen film again.
Favorite Object starting with ‘z’: zucchini bread.
That’s mine. If you want to play along, and play by the rules, then you’re supposed to ask for a letter in a comment and I’m supposed to assign one to you. I can do that, or you can visit Random.org. Please let me know if you do.
Happy Sunday reading….